July 29, 2021
Dish Network July 29 announced it is making the HBO Max streaming platform, as well as HBO and Cinemax, available to satellite TV subscribers nationwide through a new agreement with WarnerMedia. For a limited time, Dish is offering subs a 10-day free preview of HBO and Cinemax from Aug. 6 through August 15.
Ever since AT&T acquired Time Warner, creating WarnerMedia, Dish has been at an impasse regarding carriage agreements for the latter’s premium networks HBO and Cinemax. As a result, the two have been unavailable to Dish subscribers — until now.
Dish customers can subscribe to the ad-free Max option for $12 per month for up to 12 months when they subscribe by Oct. 27. The standard rate is $14.99 per month. The subscription includes access to the entire HBO service and Max Originals. Dish subs can also subscribe to Cinemax for $10 per month. Subs get three live channels, including Cinemax, 5-Star Max and More Max, as well as access to thousands of movies on demand.
“Today’s launch with Dish is a key addition to our distribution strategy for the platform,” Scott Miller, EVP of business and legal affairs for WarnerMedia, said in a statement.
This summer, Max features the first film in the “Music Box” series, Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage; the new comedy special Tig Nataro: Drawn; returning series “Back on the Record With Bob Costas”; a new documentary series, “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump”; and a new season of “Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys” from HBO Sports and NFL Films.
Subs can also catch up on the Emmy-nominated Max Original series “The Flight Attendant” and “Hacks” ahead of their anticipated second season premieres. This fall brings new limited series “Scenes From a Marriage,” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and the anticipated third season of Emmy Award-winning series “Succession.”
On-demand HBO and Cinemax content requires an internet-connected Dish Hopper or Wally. Access to the Max app requires a compatible streaming device and internet connection.